Persistent pain following inguinal hernia repairs is a significant problem. Marsden reported a series of 939 inguinal hernia repairs in which 2.8% of patients still suffered significant wound pain at 1 year and 1.4% were substantially disabled at 3 years. Entrapment of the ilioinguinal or the iliohypogastric nerves may be caused by suture placement, tendinous bands, fibrous adhesions, or neuroma formation.
KeywordsInguinal Hernia Inguinal Hernia Repair Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Proximal Stump Ilioinguinal Nerve
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